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A restaurateur’s hiring guide

What’s the right starting pay for a new hire? A new study provides some benchmarks, by restaurant type.


How restaurateurs are helping staff afford to live in expensive cities

Here’s how operators are helping workers get by—and securing a labor force—in areas where the cost of living is increasing.

Two years after San Francisco became the first of a growing list of jurisdictions to limit restaurant scheduling, the industry is contending with some unexpected side effects.

By focusing on several key areas, operators can cut labor costs and boost profitability in the face of changing market forces.

The model has been proven, but not without painful lessons for the early adapters. Here are some best practices for making the approach work.

And how restaurants are convincing staff to stick around against all odds.

Operators view labor costs as the biggest threat to profitability.

Check out the restaurants that are listed alongside Facebook as some of the best places to work in the country.

Why's an operator cheering a possible upswing in food prices? And has Maine's governor hit on a new way of getting restaurant employees' lobbying help? Those are just some of the questions that were posed by surprising developments of the past week.

Small businesses like restaurants would be able to pool their purchasing might for greater economies of scale, or even to self-insure.

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